I am a technology professional with over 20 years international experience working for blue chip financial services organisations in primarily market-facing roles. Over my career I have delivered multi-million dollar programs with large globally dispersed teams delivering accelerated transformational business outcomes. I have also worked with numerous startups in a diverse range of industries including film and media, sports management, public sector, transport and ecommerce.
My previous corporate roles have included Global Product Manager, Consulting Director and CTO. In addition to my extensive experience managing offshore teams I have relocated three times throughout my career from London to San Francisco, Tokyo and now Sydney. I feel that I have benefited from by developing a true global management mindset that in this face-to-face world of Agile interaction I do not believe can be developed from flying visits and conference calls.
I have a passion for technology with an extensive software development background and a BSc. in Computer Science. I have worked with most development technologies, design approaches and SDLC methodologies including Waterfall and Agile.
I began coding aged around 10 in BASIC on a humble Sinclair ZX Spectrum. When I was in high school I developed and implemented a complete ERP system in six weeks for a fleet of early sharp portables before going on to study Computer Science in Edinburgh.
My first career role as a professional developer was with Barclays Global Investors which was at that time the worlds largest institutional fund manager ($1.3Tr USD FUM). I custom developed an asset allocation product which was laterally selected as the global strategic investment tool. I worked my way through the ranks from original developer to Global Product Owner across the entire business function managing an international development team.
I hold an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), a BSc. (Hons) in Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and a Diploma in Film from Sydney Film School.
For a more detail on my skills and past experience please see my LinkedIn Profile.
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